Smoke from US fires reaches Europe, satellite data shows

Paris (AFP) – Smoke from the fires devastating swathes of the US West Coast has reached as far as Europe, the European Union’s climate monitoring service said Wednesday in its assessment of the “unprecedented” blazes.Satellite data from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) showed that the wildfires currently raging across California, Oregon and Washington State are “tens to hundreds of times more intense” than the recent average.Thanks to strong pressure systems, the smoke from the fires was trapped along the western part of North America for days, making for potentially dangero…

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